Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
enclosure
Parts:
Variants:
four
Kun:
よ.つよっ.つよん
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
47 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 四 【シ】 four, 4
  • 4月 【シガツ】 April, fourth month in the lunar calendar
  • 十四 【ジュウシ】 14, fourteen
  • 炭素14 【タンソジュウシ】 carbon-14

Kun reading compounds

  • 四 【し】 four, 4
  • 四畳半 【よじょうはん】 four and a half tatami mats, four-and-a-half-mat room, small room esp. for assignations
  • 四つ 【よっつ】 four, 4, four years of age, ten o'clock (in the old time system), burakumin, cross grips
  • 四つ角 【よつかど】 four corners, crossroads, intersecting street, street corner
  • 四つ 【よっつ】 four, 4, four years of age, ten o'clock (in the old time system), burakumin, cross grips
  • 四つの自由 【よっつのじゆう】 the Four Freedoms (as defined by Franklin D. Roosevelt: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear)
  • 四 【し】 four, 4
  • 40 【よんじゅう】 forty, 40
  • 十四 【じゅうし】 14, fourteen
  • 軽四 【けいよん】 four-wheeled light vehicle

Readings

Japanese names:
あ、 つ、 よつ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
si4
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • cuatro
  • 4

Portuguese

  • quatro

French

  • quatre
4 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
4 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
26 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
18 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1025 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
6 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
35 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
188 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
6 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
6 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
4 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
335 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3778 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1928 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2620 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
4 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4682 Morohashi
3044 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
938 New Nelson (John Haig)
4 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
4 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
114 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
37 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3675 2001 Kanji
3s2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-2 SKIP code
4-5-1 SKIP code
6021.0 Four corner code
1-27-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
56db Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
say
Parts:
write
Kun:
か.く-が.き-がき
On:
ショ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
169 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 書 【ショ】 book, document, calligraphy (esp. Chinese), penmanship, handwriting, letter, note
  • 書院 【ショイン】 drawing room, study, writing alcove, publishing house
  • 投書 【トウショ】 letter (e.g. of complaint), letter to the editor, letter from a reader, contribution (to a newspaper, magazine, etc.)
  • 議定書 【ギテイショ】 protocol

Kun reading compounds

  • 書く 【かく】 to write, to compose, to pen, to draw, to paint

Readings

Japanese names:
かき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shu1
Korean:
seo

Spanish

  • escritura
  • escrito
  • escribir

Portuguese

  • escrever

French

  • écrire
92 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
159 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
142 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
130 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3719 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
70 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
58 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1216 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
131 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
131 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
181 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
998 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3292 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1703 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2314 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
333 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14294 Morohashi
2658 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2463 New Nelson (John Haig)
327 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
349 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
121 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
197 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1678 2001 Kanji
4c6.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-4 SKIP code
5060.1 Four corner code
1-29-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
66f8 Unicode hex code